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William Herbert Brewster Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 

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Posted January 22, 2013

WH Brewster is a wonderful school. Sadly they face many challenges including language barriers and some parental apathy. I feel that they give 110% and really love the kids. My son is in Optional, Clue, and scored above average on all parts of the T-CAP in 3rd grade, and is well on his way to do just as well in the 4th grade. Overall the T-CAP scores for students at this school are low, but I feel that the school is not to blame because they constantly reach out to parents and encourage them to get involved. I am pleased with the school and don t have a single complaint despite what some people might think. I think some people are missing out on a diamond in the rough.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2011

I had the misfortune of working at this horrible school for several years. The staff is top-notch, but the administration is the very worst sort you can have in Memphis. More concerned with appearances and reaching state-mandated test scores than education, every decision is made around making the administration look good rather than supporting the teachers. I would never send my child to this school despite the fact that there are many great teachers there. I hope and pray that every teacher there can find a job elsewhere. After 3 years of not reaching the required test-scores, there ins't a bright future for this school. Send your kids elsewhere if you can.


Posted January 5, 2005

william herbert brewster school is a excellent school.the teachers and principle are tops.My daughter attended this school third grade until fifth grade.My daughter has aspergers syndrome its a form of autism the teachers and staff did a great job in helping with her disabilities and academic success she was an honer role student while attending this school. Darneisha loved this school and so did I.We will miss yall!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2007

Great school and exellent leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
23%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 49% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
14%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
24%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 84% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 49% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
16%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 48% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
19%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
6%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 88% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
9%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 55% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
17%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
12%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 87% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students22%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners44%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students25%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners44%

Science

All Students35%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners69%

Social Studies

All Students52%
African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners80%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students27%
African American26%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students16%
African American14%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students16%
African American14%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students70%
African American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students17%
African American14%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students25%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students35%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students48%
African American49%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 82% 23%
Hispanic 13% 7%
White 3% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 94%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
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School basics

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  • After school

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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2605 Sam Cooper Bl
Memphis, TN 38112
Phone: (901) 416-7150

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